Severe weather shelter opens in Forrest County

Severe weather shelter opens in Forrest County

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Forrest County 361 shelter is now open for those needing a safe place to stay during the severe weather Tuesday, according to Forest County Emergency Management Director Glen Moore.

The 360 Building center is located at 946 Sullivan Drive, which is adjacent to the James Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Center on Hwy 49 South.

The shelter will remain open throughout the severe weather. For more information call 601-544-5911.

To stay up to date with today's severe weather threat, read the latest updates from WDAM First Alert Chief Meteorologist Nick Lilja here. 

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If your home or community is damaged in the storms, contact your county's Emergency Management Agency here.